Historical Events In December - 21
Sunday, 09 August 2020
1988 Pan Am "Flight 103" explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 on December - 21.
1988 On this day in history bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], dies after short illness at 60
1989 On this day in history romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's final speech (executed 12/25)
1989 US invades Panama and ousts General Noriega on December - 21.
1989 Jan Cikker, composer, dies at 78 on December - 21.
1990 On December - 21 clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)
1991 On this day in history 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)
1991 On this day in history el Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane
1991 On this day in history ted Turner and Jane Fonda wed
1992 On December - 21 albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
1993 Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100 on December - 21.
1994 Dean Rusk, US Sect of State, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1995 On December - 21 robert Francis Vere Heuston, professor of law, dies at 72
1996 Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90 on this day in history.
1997 On December - 21 bruce Woodcock, boxer, dies at 76
2006 On this day in history australian cricketer Shane Warne announces his retirement from the sport.
2006 Saparmurat Niyazov, the dictator of Turkmenistan dies unexpectedly, sparking world concern over a possible power vacuum and instability in this energy-rich country on December - 21.
2007 Queen Elizabeth II became the oldest-ever Monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days on this day in history.
2007 The Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the Schengen border-free zone on December - 21.
2010 On this day in history the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place.
2012 On December - 21 39 people are killed in violent clashes in Kenya
2017 On December - 21 uN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
2018 On December - 21 tennis Australia announces a 10-point tie break to be implemented in Australian Open when deciding set reaches 6-6; takes place of 2-game advantage final sets
2018 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 22,445 after its worst week since 2008 on this day in history.